Thursday 25 September 2008

Abdullah Badawi May Quit by June 2009

This is according to a story from the Straits Times.

"MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi may quit in June 2009, earlier than the 2010 date planned, according to a proposal to be discussed at an emergency meeting of his Umno party on Friday."


This of course assumes that Abdullah will manage to cling on to power as the PM of Malaysia that long.

He gives the impression of being a lame duck PM already, and his Deputy Najib, is keeping close to home, having recently unexpectedly cancelled several overseas trips, including his scheduled attendance of the United Nations General Assemble in New York, where he was supposed to give a speech.

Najib would have been likely to have had a cool reception in the UN, given the disgraceful use of archaeic and oppressive laws such as the Internal Security Act (ISA), Emergency Ordinance (EO), Printing Presses & Publications Act, etc. and Malaysia's pathetic general lack of sincerity, disregard for human rights, little freedom of expression and assembly, lack of transparency, and a pseudo democratic system.

Malaysia will now represented at the UN by Rais Yatim, the minister of foreign affairs.

Is the UMNO Power transfer plan in trouble?

"MALAYSIA'S government sought to allay fears on Thursday that growing demands for the prime minister's resignation could spark rifts in the ruling party and enable its opposition foes to seize power."

For full story, click HERE

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

False in one thing, false in all

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